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CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Pharrell Williams is using music to sound the warning about climate change.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex...

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force some players out...
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith wasn't exactly sure what she was getting into when she signed on for "Magic Mike XXL," but she certainly didn't expect to come out of a movie about male strippers with some new theories on her own marriage...
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The Confederate flag has been temporarily removed from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — On Friday, Preisdent Obama will mourn with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed last week at a historic black church. He'll deliver a eulogy at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state lawmaker and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Church.
theGRIO REPORT - "Unacceptable." That's the word North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers used Thursday to describe a Facebook photo of one of his officers dressed in Confederate flag boxers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have charged Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged a predominantly black church in middle Georgia has been ruled arson...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a major component of President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown is being moved to hospice care after months in the hospital...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative for the hip-hop mogul said Tuesday...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A medical examiner found that a young black man suffered a "high-energy injury," most likely caused when the Baltimore police van he was riding in suddenly slowed down, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun newspaper...
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to consider removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, insisting renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wounds...
PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton has been killed in a murder-suicide at a suburban Houston home...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case...
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Debbie Dills thought the black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight looked familiar — it had a South Carolina tag and a white decal on the front. Her heart raced when she saw the driver, the bowlcut-wearing white man who authorities say killed nine people in a black church in Charleston...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in April, fellow legislators expected him to lobby for funding of police body cameras. But the charcoal-suited Pinckney, speaking in the rich, deliberate tone that was his calling card, set aside almost any mention of politics or policing, in favor of a biblical story...